Slow-Cooker New Hoppin' John

Slow-Cooker New Hoppin' John

A no-fuss version of Hoppin' John features just six ingredients and convenient slow-cooker preparation.

Prep Time



Total Time






smoked pork hocks (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 3/4
cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
tablespoon dried chopped onion
cans (15.8 oz each) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
lb smoked sausage, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
cup uncooked instant rice
  1. Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pork hocks in cooker. Add 1 cup of the broth (refrigerate remaining broth). Top pork with onion, peas and sausage.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones, skin and fat. Return pork to cooker. Add remaining broth and the rice. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 10 minutes or until rice is tender.
Makes 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Planning on leftovers? The rice will continue to soak up the juices, making this more of a casserole the next day. The flavor is still nice, but add a little water before reheating if you prefer a soup.
Have plenty of red pepper sauce and corn bread on hand to go with this southern treat.
Special Touch
Have this stew on New Year's Day. Legend has it, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day ensures prosperity in the coming year.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 1290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.